Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults at risk from ill-treatment and harm.

South Staffordshire Council is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are protected and kept safe from harm whilst they are engaged in services provided directly by the council or commissioned by South Staffordshire Partnership.

We protect children and adults at risk and safeguard our vulnerable residents in several ways:
• Raising awareness of safeguarding, categories of abuse, signs and reporting mechanisms with employees, elected members, partners, parish councils and volunteers through training which is appropriate to their needs.
• Reporting safeguarding concerns to the appropriate agencies.
• Ensuring the council follows safer recruitment procedures.
• Working effectively with other agencies to safeguard children and adults at risk.

It is not the role of the council to decide whether a child or adults at risk has been abused or not. This is the responsibility of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board. It is however, everybody's responsibility to ensure that concerns are shared and appropriate action taken.

View our “ Protection of Children and Adults at risk of Abuse and Neglect Policy and Procedure " here.

View the annual reports for Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board ( SSASPB ).

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Allegations involving children and young people

For allegations involving children and young people Phone: 0800 131 3126 (free from a landline)Fax: 01785 854223Text: 0

Allegations involving vulnerable adults

For allegations involving vulnerable adults Phone: 0345 604 2719 Fax: 01785 276026 Email: VAStaffordshire@staffords

Child sexual exploitation

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Protecting children and adults from abuse

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Recognise and report it

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